Clear Channel Cut From Business Model Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed claims against Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Live Nation Inc. alleging that the companies were part of a scheme to misappropriate a confidential business model and use it to lock out rivals.

Judge Barbara S. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the claims for lack of personal jurisdiction.

In her third amended complaint, plaintiff Amy Gurvey brought seven claims against Clear Channel, Live Nation and several...
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